I have as much of a sense of humour as the next person. And God does too.
I have no problem laughing about religion, with religion, at religion… And God is the same.
God is bigger than most people’s pride, dignity, and egotism.
But I do get concerned when God is trivialised; when, with great arrogance and self-righteousness, people turn God and God’s good news into being akin to a wrinkle-hindering cream.
Jesus did not die to get us to “like” him on a facebook page. If that is done as a joke, that is one thing; if this is the depth of (some people’s) Christianity – then we are in serious trouble.
[I am not writing solely about the image at the top of this page, doing the rounds as a status update – I am using that to illustrate a trend, an attitude, an approach.]
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- John Cleese – Church of JC Capitalist
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- Learning from Jesus the Jester 1
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